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    Re: Just More Racism

    Absolutely not. If I can quit smoking from 40 a day for 50 years, so can they. And the easy answer...? Get vaccinated. No vax; no hospital for any reason. Sure hundreds or maybe thousands would...
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    Re: Just More Racism

    So vaccination is not possible unless the taxpayer crosses someone's palm with millions $$$. Lets just say no treatment whatsoever for any cause without vaccination. Broken arm - no treatment, kids...
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    Re: We are in Good Hands

    Oh I would agree that lockdowns can at best only slow the spread of the virus and maybe give hospitals the capacity to cope. But the collateral damage to the economy and the mental health of...
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    Re: We are in Good Hands

    I fail to see how a gathering of 1000s in a manner likely to cause the spread of a potentially deadly disease could possibly be called a "peaceful protest" or "a picnic" by anyone capable of rational...
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    Re: We are in Good Hands

    There's nothing about gangs that a few hundred well trained men with AK47s couldn't fix. But maybe that would be going a bit too far? What would Mr Putin do?
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    Re: We are in Good Hands

    The government need to front up with more money for more FRONT-LINE staff.[/QUOTE]

    And riot trucks with water cannon, rubber bullets, a few live rounds (for the trouble-makers) and a front-end...
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    Re: We are in Good Hands

    Just provide them all with some suitably infused cool aid. Bingo! No more problem.
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    Re: Have a nice day - not!

    Nowadays, when I get the perfunctory "'Ow are ya?" I generally reply that I can't remember (on the grounds that some things are better forgotten.) Or, "That is too hard a question. Ask me an easy...
  9. Thread: Ransomware

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    Re: Ransomware

    Yep and we elected what is turning out to be the problem. What's that saying about absolute power corrupting absolutely? I've mainly been middle-of-the-road politically but this sort of nonsense is...
  10. Thread: Ransomware

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    Re: Ransomware

    I neither received nor required an incentive to get vaccinated. I did it because it is the responsible thing to do.

    To my mind, the offering of incentives to Maori to do what they should do...
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    Re: Have a nice day - not!

    I recently got "Enjoy the rest of your day" which might as well have been "Enjoy the rest of your life." Does this imply that I have not enjoyed my day or my life thus far or does it suggest that...
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    Re: Journalistic Standards

    Ah, you're not wrong there, zqwerty. In these days of Covid lock downs and lock ups, isolation and insulation, all our healthy opinions need the relief of a safety valve. My cat just vanished in a...
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    Re: Journalistic Standards

    As my gardener friend would say, this goes from the super lime to the ranunculus. Or maybe not. Copperplate would be a lot more legible than what is taught to kids today. And I still walk on the...
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    Re: Journalistic Standards

    My point exactly. Even Mr/Ms Average in the street is entitled to the respect of using either her/his given name or the appropriate appellation.
  15. Thread: ANti-Vax

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    Re: ANti-Vax

    And don't forget to wash your hands, and probably your feet and other things as well. Aunty knows best.
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    Journalistic Standards

    I am far from being a professional scribbler but one thing that has been eating my lunch for some time now is the practice in news media in particular of giving a person's name in full at the...
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    Re: Buzz Words of yesterytear

    He's got a face like a run-over jam tin.

    She looks like a cross between a bull ***** and a window shutter.

    Me? I'm just a scallywag. But I was once a tiddler, knee-high to a chair.
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    Re: Covid

    Ah the voice of Mayor Tim will echo down through the ages, even over the sound of his concrete mixer.
    Bull spit and Jellybeans! Thanks, I'll take the barley sugar.
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    Re: One for you other Geriatrics.

    Being the examiner would be a tough calling. But I can see that Roscoe would be the man for the job:D
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    Re: One for you other Geriatrics.

    I think the computer simulation may have a virus.

    Nothing worked as well on me as a quick paddle on the bumski, now, sadly, criminalised.
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    Re: One for you other Geriatrics.

    Children should grow on trees and be picked at age 35 when they have learned to be human.
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    Re: One for you other Geriatrics.

    But who would be left to evade paying tax?
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    Re: One for you other Geriatrics.

    About time we started again, regardless of age, for rapists, those who deliberately inflict permanent injury and murderers. Or if that seems too harsh, put them on a chain gang for life, digging the...
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    Re: Buzz Words of yesterytear

    Good gracious, B.M. Now you have me sobbing in my nostalgic pretzels.

    Did you ever take a walk up the wooden hill to blanket bay?

    Or wonder how a jalopy could also be a bomb?

    I have a 1947...
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    Re: Buzz Words of yesterytear

    "He always was the fly in the ointment."
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